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Old 10-08-2018, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default Suppressor ready hunting rifle?

I guess I'm finally in the market for a new deer hunting rifle. I've been using the same couple 270s for many years. I have a 30 cal suppressor so I want my next rifle to be able to use it. I'll probably stay with the 270 caliber unless i have a good reason to switch. So my question is what are some good options for suppressor ready rifles? Let's use a budget of $500 for this.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:00 PM   #2
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New or used?
Long range?
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:02 PM   #3
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Ruger American Predator
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:14 PM   #4
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Ruger American Predator
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:23 PM   #5
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At that price point the ruger or savage will be your best options if not your only.

I think I'd lean ruger with several models threaded from the factory and having an excellent reputation for accuracy.


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Old 10-08-2018, 09:27 PM   #6
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Here is an awesome deal on a TC Compass. Many calibers to choose from. Already threaded for your suppressor. I don't own one of these but have read a lot of reviews that said they are decent guns for the money. Most any caliber with a 4x12 Vortex scope for $334.

http://marketing.kygunco.com/w/nZA892FtPwmNyTjHDGqEuayQ
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:35 PM   #7
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The Ruger American is probably the best bang for the buck out there right now. If looks comes into play, I would answer differently, but it is very hard to beat them for out of the box accuracy and affordability.
Savage actually makes a nice rifle these days as well.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:03 PM   #8
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New or used?
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I wouldn't be opposed to a used rifle. I don't need a rifle built for long range. Most shots are well within 300 yards.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:33 PM   #9
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You already have a couple of .270’s and interested in buying another with a $500 budget.

My suggestion and something to consider: send one of your rifles to PacNor and they will
true your action , install a custom barrel, and chamber for $625. Probably for $100 more they can thread barrel for suppressor. This will easily be your most accurate and fun shooting rifle. Spend a little more and build a tack driver.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:57 AM   #10
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Ruger American Predator
x50-11.

Those little guns hit way above their weight class. Got one for my son, swapped the trigger, free floated the barrel, and it now shoots as well as some of my rifles costing 4x as much.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:08 AM   #11
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Have you thought about threading your current rifles

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Old 10-09-2018, 09:19 AM   #12
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x50-11.

Those little guns hit way above their weight class. Got one for my son, swapped the trigger, free floated the barrel, and it now shoots as well as some of my rifles costing 4x as much.
Exactly.

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Old 10-09-2018, 09:35 AM   #13
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I have, but they have sentimental value and I really don't want to mess with them.

It looks like I'll be looking into the Ruger. Now I just have to decide between 308 and 6.5.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:25 PM   #14
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I went with the 308 compass, it was too cheap to pass on. figured it would be my new pig/coyote gun
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:36 PM   #15
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308 and can shoot sub sonic rounds, other wise I really dont see the point in a suppressor.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:44 PM   #16
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You can buy subsonic rounds for the creed
If you are shooting subsonic your shots will be limited to 100-150 yards unless you want to point it at the moon to compensate for the drop.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:51 PM   #17
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308 and can shoot sub sonic rounds, other wise I really dont see the point in a suppressor.
I'm going to primarily shoot supersonic rounds, especially for hunting. Most subsonic rounds that I've seen don't have the performance at low velocities.

The suppressor is to protect what little is left of my hearing without having to carry and put on ear muffs every time I want to shoot. Sure it is still sort of loud with supersonic rounds, but much more manageable than a standard barrel.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:58 PM   #18
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I need to hook you up with my buddy who reloads, his thing is sub sonic 308 rounds.

Hear ya on the hearing loss, its shocking how loud a super still is...movies killed it for me!


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I'm going to primarily shoot supersonic rounds, especially for hunting. Most subsonic rounds that I've seen don't have the performance at low velocities.

The suppressor is to protect what little is left of my hearing without having to carry and put on ear muffs every time I want to shoot. Sure it is still sort of loud with supersonic rounds, but much more manageable than a standard barrel.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:23 PM   #19
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For about $150 more ($650) you can get a DPMS LR 308. Its a 308win ar style rifle. I have one for suppressed hunting and really like it for short to medium range hunting. It will shoot about 1 moa with match ammo or good quality hunting ammo. The only upgrade mine has is a match trigger.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:27 PM   #20
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A suppressed rifle is significantly quieter, even with supers. Its not silent, far from it. But hearing protection is not necessary. Well worth it.

I never rifle hunt without it. It goes on my LR 308 and my Rem 700 Mil Spec 300 win mag. Any future high powered rifles I buy will all be threaded for the suppressor adaptor.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:32 PM   #21
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Personally I'd go used over a Rugar American. I had a long action in 30.06 and it was very finicky and didn't feed reliably at all.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:15 PM   #22
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Personally I'd go used over a Rugar American. I had a long action in 30.06 and it was very finicky and didn't feed reliably at all.


I wouldnít be against a used rifle, but I just feel like finding something to fit what Iím looking for without breaking the bank would be like finding a needle in a haystack.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:33 PM   #23
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Love my RAP in 6.5MB.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:35 AM   #24
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If you can spend a little more you can get into a Tikka CTR.
They are GREAT rifles.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:46 AM   #25
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For about $150 more ($650) you can get a DPMS LR 308. Its a 308win ar style rifle.
Yeah but then he'll need a gym membership in order to lug that fat mama all over the place.

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:52 AM   #26
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Ruger American is a great gun for the price. But, you can always just buy a gun you want and send to Class 3 Machining and get it threaded for around $85.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:53 AM   #27
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Yeah but then he'll need a gym membership in order to lug that fat mama all over the place.

If you give a mouse a cookie . . . .
Itís definitely heavy! But the walk from my parking spot to my stand isnít too bad with it.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:58 AM   #28
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I shoot my 6.5 with a can and its really nice reduction wise , over not being suppressed . I will take the can on the rig all day long .

i had a 308 DPMS accurate yes but a very un balanced rig way too heavy , try shooting off hand with it ha ha better have a large target .

I love my Christian arms modern rifle super light weight .
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:08 AM   #29
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Quick question. I have a suppressor for a 22-250. Can I use the same suppressor on a 223 or 243?
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:47 AM   #30
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Quick question. I have a suppressor for a 22-250. Can I use the same suppressor on a 223 or 243?
Depends what it is rated for. Mine is rated for any jacketed bullet .30 cal diameter or smaller, regardless of case size.

Ask the manufacturer.
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There is a.270 Rem 700 BDL in the classifieds now. Offer $400 and spent the other $100 to get it threaded.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:52 PM   #32
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Quick question. I have a suppressor for a 22-250. Can I use the same suppressor on a 223 or 243?

is it a 22 cal can ?? if so no you cannot shoot the 243 , well you can but it will only happen once . Many guys buy a 30 cal can and use it for anything under the 30 .. what brand is it which model .
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is it a 22 cal can ?? if so no you cannot shoot the 243 , well you can but it will only happen once . Many guys buy a 30 cal can and use it for anything under the 30 .. what brand is it which model .
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:29 PM   #34
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That will limit you to 556 and down. No go on 243, 270, 30 cal etc.
Great can though. They are built like a tank.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:17 PM   #35
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I wouldnít be against a used rifle, but I just feel like finding something to fit what Iím looking for without breaking the bank would be like finding a needle in a haystack.
I like the Savage Model 10 or 110 Tactical. But gonna spend a little more than $500. Comes with a 20MOA Rail though.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:29 PM   #36
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Here is an awesome deal on a TC Compass. Many calibers to choose from. Already threaded for your suppressor. I don't own one of these but have read a lot of reviews that said they are decent guns for the money. Most any caliber with a 4x12 Vortex scope for $334.

http://marketing.kygunco.com/w/nZA892FtPwmNyTjHDGqEuayQ
Iím kinda partial to the RA but with the TC having the Vortex scope on it, Iíd seriously consider it.
But what can anybody tell me about the comparison between the TC and the RA? Iím all ears.... and waiting.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:45 AM   #37
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I can't see which line of scope that rifle has on it but if it's a Crossfire I wouldn't put a whole lot of value into that.
Those scopes are no bueno IMO (I bought one on a Black Friday deal a few years back).
The glass wasn't clear had a ton of fisheye as well as edge blur.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:59 AM   #38
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FWIW, Iím partial to a 3 position safety that both the TC compass and most Savages have (as well as other brands).
I like to be able to unlock and use the bolt with the safety on, trigger inoperable.
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I have both 204 and 308 Ruger American that I switch between when driving around farm. I use a quicksand suppressor on them which does make them a little unbalanced with a light factory stock. both are fun and accurate . what I like about them the most is not worrying scuffs and scratches . good guns for the $.
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